2023 Construction Safety Week & OSHA Falls Stand-Down

Construction Safety Week, May 1 - 5, is an annual event in which people, companies, and even competitors, work together and celebrate the incredibly hard work by people in our industry who make safety the foundation of everything they do. The OSHA National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, held during the same week, raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.

All the resources you need to celebrate Construction Safety Week and recognize the OSHA National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction can we found on their respective webpages. AGC NM is a proud supporter of both events and below you will find some additional events and resources to add to your May 1 - 5 schedule. 

Construction Safety Week
Click HERE to access all Construction Safety Week resources. Below are some additional resources. 

Podcast: Preparing for Safety Week 2023

On this episode of ConstructorCast, Mike Burke of Alberici Constructors and Dan Johnson of Mortenson, both serving as chairs on the Safety Week committee, share some history of the tradition, what this annual campaign means to them, and how you can get involved.

ConstructorCast - Construction Safety Week 2023

OSHA National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction 

Click HERE to Access all OSHA Stand-Down Resources. Below are some additional resources. 

Fall Protection Training for the Construction Industry

Consistently, 34-39% of construction fatalities are from falls. Each year, falls account for the greatest number of fatalities in the construction industry, especially with small businesses.  On average, nearly 400 workers are killed and more than 100,000 are injured as a result of falls in the construction industry each year.  To assist with training on fall protection AGC has provided each module for download below. These modules were developed under the OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant Program.

Mental Health & Suicide Prevention  

In June 2022, AGC of America established a Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Task Force comprised of professionals from across the country. The task force hosts quarterly forums to discuss best practices, engage with industry partners and legislators, and conducts needs analyses to develop a comprehensive collection of resources for construction companies and their workers. 


Culture of CARE

Culture of CARE is challenging leaders to take a bold and visible step towards ensuring their workplaces are welcoming, safe and inclusive for an increasingly diverse and talented pool of workers by taking the Culture of CARE pledge. Once you sign the pledge, Culture of CARE provides companies with tools and resources to help establish a Culture of CARE in their workplaces.
The companies who commit to a Culture of CARE aren’t passively thinking about their company culture. They are actively working to ensure that every employee – from the CEO to the laborer – has the opportunity to feel valued, respected and heard. Companies who commit to a Culture of CARE believe that everyone has the right to a work environment that is free from harassment, hazing and bullying. You’ll be in good company – see the list of Impact Champions who have already taken the pledge.

Hardhats to Helmets

Hard Hats to Helmets (H2H) is a home for information, communication, and awareness of the benefits of providing construction workers the most effective head protection available. The H2H initiative was developed in the framework of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) Safety and Risk Management Council (SRMC).
This website is the result of this strategic initiative, with a more encompassing objectives of providing current, relevant information regarding the transition of H2H, providing a one stop shop for understanding why this transition is important, providing technical and regulatory information, creating an efficient landing spot to review helmet manufacturer information, and serving as a platform for sharing success stories.

Crisis Response and Communication Resources

AGC is pleased to provide you with a wealth of tools that any construction firm can use before, during and after any crisis situation.

Climate Change and Environmental Compliance Resources

Whether you are interested in federal or state environmental permits or building green, AGC supports your efforts with information that will point you in the right direction. Interested in learning how climate change policies will impact construction? Click here for AGC’s Climate Change Toolkit. AGC also contributes to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-supported Construction Industry Compliance Assistance (CICA) Center at www.cicacenter.org. The CICA Center provides “plain English” resources on federal and state environmental requirements pertaining to construction activities. Here are some of the issues covered:

  • Air, Open Burning, Dust

  • Construction and Demolition Debris

  • Endangered Species

  • Lead Based Paint

  • Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines

  • Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures

  • Stormwater

  • Waste (Non-hazardous, Hazardous, and Toxic)

  • Wetlands/Water Bodies

In addition, you will find information on green building, recycling, building energy codes, and environmental management systems. AGC recommends this resource, and we encourage you to use it often.  It can be especially helpful for preparing tool box talks.